New Delhi, August 10 (South Asian Monitor): India raised the issue of illegal immigrants settling in the country’s northeast areas with Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting between the home ministers of the two countries in India’s New Delhi on Wednesday, an official statement released by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs said Thursday.
The seventh meeting of the India-Bangladesh Home Minister Level Talks was co-chaired by India’s Home Minister Amit Shah and his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan.
“Home Minister Amit Shah also raised India’s concern regarding the illicit movement of undocumented persons across the border, with a view to finding solutions to this problem especially in North East India,” said the statement.
The ministers expressed satisfaction that both countries are working closer than ever before in every sector, including security and border management. They reiterated their commitment to keeping the borders friendly.
The Indian minister appreciated Bangladesh’s policy of not allowing the use of its territory by extremists and insurgents for perpetrating violence in other countries, including India.
Both the leaders also looked forward to enhancing cooperation in simplifying people-to-people contact and travel for business, health and tourism through promoting connectivity